This worked well for me, but the document can be updated in one respect: It is not necessary to compile Nginx, because libnginx-mod-rtmp can be installed from the repositories (at least with Ubuntu). So nginx and the mod can be installed with apt.
Also another problem might occur: One of our favorite live platforms ;) Facebook does only accept RTMPS connections which Nginx does not support. This problem can be solved using Stunnel, here is a good documentation: https://sites.google.com/view/facebook-rtmp-to-rtmps/home
Used this to setup a YouTube like service for a media editing team on an intranet, between this guide, and a little php and SQL. Was able to deliver what they wanted without having to build a java app through Red5. Was a huge help. Didn't realize nginx could do this. Running on CentOS 6 VM via a intranet XenServer flawlessly.
Works great. Set up a Docker version of it (see https://github.com/DvdGiessen/nginx-rtmp-docker ), so installing Docker (`sudo apt-get install docker.io`) and running `sudo docker run -dp 1935:1935 dvdgiessen/nginx-rtmp-docker` should do everything.
Thanks to you were able to stream our whole gaming event at school.
Twenty PC's on one server and it works fine, not on an raspberry pi but on a normal PC and of cures an 1gbit lan.
With the push function and a rented vserver streaming on multiple platforms was also no problem, one stream out to the rtmp on the vserver and than with 10gbit up to the web.
I think this guide is outdated.
It mentions version 1.15.1 at the top, then asks us do download a dev.zip file, and then extracting a master.zip file, that we haven't been intructed to download. And after that it wants us to go to a folder named nginx-1.13.1, which doesn't exist, because we downloaded the 1.15.1.
If I extract the 1.15.1 file and the dev.zip, the installation in the next steps fails.
same if I download the 1.13.1 file and master.zip, although I get a different error.
You have done something wrong when it comes to installing the RTMP modules, if anyone is getting an error when configuring the RTMP config file do this >> ./configure --with-http_ssl_module --add-module=../nginx-rtmp-module-dev << As you can see, I changed the 'module' at the end to 'dev' as you are no longer downloading module.zip but dev.zip. Hope this helps some people!
Good stuff to deal with ISP oversea speed throttle and lower down resource use.
There is a way to add stream key for OBS (to rtmp server)?
I'm using a VPS and this VPS also running my small website.
I'm afraid of someone will know my VPS public IP (since it can be discover by reverse website IP).
Since OBS didn't support proxy/socks so I can't tunnel to VPS to make a local proxy/socks and using block all IP from using RTMP protocol except localhost.
Thanks for writing this, it got me fairly far. However it does assume a bit of prior knowledge. I've used Linux before, but not extensively.
I found out that I needed to install unzip. I had to Google that. For newbies, it would be good to include this line before unzipping:
sudo apt-get install zip unzip
Also for the initial line:
sudo apt-get install build-essential libpcre3 libpcre3-dev libssl-dev
I got loads of 404 errors. That's apparently because some of the paths are old. I Googled and found that the following worked:
Great post! I was able to follow it and within a short period of time I have built a Docker-based solution to stream content via HLS protocol and consume it in a web application using video.js library. Here is my GitHub repo https://github.com/codeworksio/docker-streaming-server
It took me a while to start using this feature in OBS.
For those who are having trouble transmitting to Facebook, I have adopted a very simple solution that yielded results: Just omit the Facebook server port in the nginx.conf file, like this: "push rtmp://live-api-s.facebook.com/rtmp/... "
Thus, the stream was received in the preview of Facebook.
Beside that, this solution allowed me to stop using recording settings to stream over UDP, since the RTMP stream are easily accessed through VLC.
Everything works great! However Youtube is giving me a RED stream status with the error: "Please change the video's container format. The current container format is not correct for this configuration." This seems to be a 'badContainer' error, any ideas why and how to fix? I would like a GREEN status in Youtube!